KHAARTOUM SINGS in ENGLISH and TURKISH a SALUTE VIDEO to the BELLY DANCERS of the WORLD based on 1995 song, 'RAKKAS' ['BELLY DANCER'] by TURKISH COMPOSER/DIVA: SEZEN AKSU [b.1954]. The ENGLISH version was SURPRISINGLY AWKWARD to SING on the TURK DECORATIVE MELODIC STRUCTURE and the 'MAGICAL' TURKISH LYRICS do, sadly, TRANSLATE quite INANIMATE and FLAT! : ( An INTERESTING EXPERIMENT in LINGUISTICS and MUSIC!
'RAKKAS' the original is on this PLAYLIST from SEZEN AKSU'S 1995 spectacular album 'IŞIK DOĞUDAN YÜKSELIR', or, 'THE SUN RISES IN THE EAST'. It is a WONDERFUL PIONEERING ALBUM of ORCHESTRAL MUSIC mixed with TURKISH FOLK, ARABIC, GREEK, PERSIAN styles. The ALBUM is IDEAL for NON-TURKS to BEGIN EXPLORING TURKISH MUSIC. Here is the PLAYLIST:
BELLY DANCERS in the VIDEO
PAKISTAN has BELLY DANCE in the WEST PATHAN PUKHTOON PUSHTO LANGUAGE FILM INDUSTRY in PESHWAR. It is a SMALL INDUSTRY mixing TURKISTAN and HINDUSTAN under great THREAT of BRITISH-CREATED WAHABISM. The FILMS and MUJRA DANCE are POPULAR in PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN and IRAN.
'DA BHANGRO SHOR' song from 2009 PUSHTO FILM 'TIGER' opens the VIDEO with PUSHTO ACTRESS/DANCER: SEHER KHAN [The Barbie Doll of Peshawar ICON!] with [PUNJABI]PUSHTO ACTRESS: SIDRA NOOR. The DANCE is BELLY DANCE mixed with PUNJABI 'BHANGRA' FOLK DANCE. Here is the PLAYLIST from 'TIGER':
TURKISH BELLY DANCER: ASENA is a GERMAN-BORN TURK who MODERNISED and REVITALISED BELLY DANCE in the late 1990s. SHE WORKED with IBRAHIM TATLISES on his 'IBO SHOW' and BROUGHT a SLIM, MODERN and ATHLETIC BELLY DANCE to TURKEY in EVENING DRESSES.
1990s ASENA :https://www.youtube.com/wat...
EGYPTIAN BELLY DANCER: FIFI ABDU [b.1953] is a WORLD FAMOUS BELLY DANCER for LIVE and CINEMA PERFORMANCES in the 1970s EGYPTIAN STYLE:
FIFI SHOW: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
AMERICAN BELLY DANCER: LUNA OF CAIRO. This DANCER is one of MANY AMERICAN and INTERNATIONAL PERFORMERS inspired by BELLY DANCE. LUNA performed in the POP VIDEO of EGYPTIAN SINGER: AHMED SALAH'S SMASH HIT SHA'ABI song: 'SELAMTIK YA DEMAGHI' ['HELP ME KEEP MY MIND IN THIS PASSION'].
SONG LINK: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
FRENCH BELLY DANCER: RENEE, AKA 'LOUISETTA1000' on YOUTUBE is a LIVE BELLY DANCER who has DANCED ALL OVER THE WORLD and also PRODUCES a VARIETY of DANCES on YOUTUBE using EXPERIMENTS with DIFFERENT MUSICS and STYLES. RENEE also is a COMEDIENNE and POLITICAL COMMENTATOR.
PAKISTANI PUSHTO ACTRESS: MUSARRAT SHAHEEN performed PATHAN STYLE BELLY DANCE in the 1970s and 1980s. She was popular due to being very BOLD and OUTSPOKEN, plus her BEAUTY APPEALED to TASTES of the TIME. SHAHEEN retired from CINEMA and now is a POLITICIAN in PAKISTAN starting the TAHREEK-E-MASAWAT POLITICAL PARTY.
SAFINAZ [or SAFINAR] [b.1976] is an ARMENIAN-EGYPTIAN ACTRESS who is CURRENTLY POPULAR in SHA'ABI FILMS in CAIRO. She is TALL and MODERN BELLY DANCER. She is famous for her BUST THRUSTS in 'ZAL-ZAL!' ['EARTHQUAKE'] SHA'ABI FILM SONG with SHA'ABI SINGER: MAHMOOD AL LAISY:
"Do not drink milk that has been messed about with: Homogenised; Skimmed; Filtered. It is not 'Milk' and is dangerous to health"...KHAARTOUM SINGS and COMPOSES 'MILK' as an AWARENESS-RAISING SONG about DANGERS that DAIRY INDUSTRY PROFITS are PUTTING on the HEALTH of the POPULATION through HOMOGENISATION, SKIMMING, FILTERING and BIO-ENGINEERED ANIMAL FEED plus GROWTH HORMONES and other FOR-PROFIT DRUGS PUMPED INTO COWS that are INCREASINGLY OVERWEIGHT and ILL from CORPORATE MAL-TREATMENT.
HOMOGENISATION is a PROCESS DEVELOPED for MILK in 1899. It involves FORCING MILK through 4000 pounds of PRESSURE through a SIEVE and HITTING against a SCREEN to BREAK FAT into TINY DROPLETS that CREATE an 'EMULSION' of FAT in MILK where CREAM does NOT RISE to the SURFACE. The LEVEL of FAT can be CONTROLLED. And of course, the SHELF LIFE and STORAGE of HOMOGENISED MILK makes BIG MONEY for CORPORATIONS.
HOMOGENISATION was brought in during the late 1970s in the WEST as a 'REDUCING SATURATED FAT FOR HEART CARE'...The opposite is the effect.
HEALTH DANGERS are very REAL for CONSUMERS. The MILK and HORMONES like XO AMINO ACID are UNNATURALLY SMALL and go THROUGH the STOMACH WALL into the BLOOD STREAM where they can, over the LONGER TIME, SCRAP the INSIDES of ARTERIES WEAKENING the HEART. Also, the HORMONES FLOOD the BLOOD STREAM in a way that is NOT POSSIBLE in NORMAL MILK. These cause MUCOUS to be PRODUCED against these 'FOREIGN' PROTEINS that cause ALLERGIC REACTIONS. We see LACTOSE INTOLLERANCE in a lot of PEOPLE now which was NEVER SEEN BEFORE HOMOGENISATION of the 1970s. This constant ALLERGEN is THOUGHT to TRIGGER DIABETES and even MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS and other DISEASES by DRINKING MILKS that are so DAMAGED and UNNATURAL and DANGEROUS to the HUMAN BODY that was NEVER DESIGNED to DRINK HOMOGENISED, FILTERED MILKS.
SKIMMED MILK was REVEALED in THREE LONG TERM SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES with 70,000 people each STARTED in 1977 as DANGEROUS to MALES, especially. SKIM MILK was SHOWN to FEED PROSTATE CANCER in MALES. The SCIENTIFIC REASONING is: WHOLE MILK has a NATURAL ANTI-CANCER AGENT in the CREAM so that MILK DOES NOT FEED CANCER CELLS in the CALF. By SKIMMING the MILK this ANTI-CANCER AGENT is REMOVED by SKIMMING, then CANCER CELLS are FACILITATED by SKIMMING, CAN FEED on the MILK which NATURE ENGINEERED to be INACCESSIBLE by NATURAL CANCER PROTECTION in the CREAM of RAW MILK.
HOMOGENISED and SKIMMMED MILKS are SERIOUSLY DANGEROUS to HEALTH. RAW or UNHOMOGENISED or NON-DAIRY MILKS like SOYA can PROTECT HEALTH and EXTEND HUMAN LIFE.
MILK is HOMOGENISED PURELY for FINANCIAL PROFITS of the DAIRY INDUSTRY. A lot of ATTACKS on RAW, ORGANIC and NON-DAIRY MILK SUBSTITUTES are PROPAGANDA WRONG INFORMATION SLURS from the GREEDY DAIRY INDUSTRY.
BE WELL, EDUCATE YOURSELF and CHOOSE YOUR MILK very very CAREFULLY.
KHAARTOUM SINGS and RE-ORCHESTRATES: 'JHANAK JHANAK PAYEL BAAJE' with ENGLISH SUBTITLES and CULTURAL NOTATIONS. I would like to OPEN a DISCUSSION with TWO NEWSPAPER COMMENTS: "IT HAS TAKEN THE WEST LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED YEARS TO DESTROY THE WORLD'S CULTURE" and "EVEN AT THE TIME OF THE BLACK AND WHITE BOMBAY FILMS, THE CULTURE SHOWN IN THE CINEMA HAD LONG GONE FROM INDIA" These are my PREMISE for my OBSERVATIONS of V.SHANTARAM'S 1955 BOMBAY CINEMA CLASSIC. Some INTERESTING QUESTIONS to DISCUSS that I would LOVE YOUR INPUT ON TOO in the COMMENTS!
1. WAS 'JHANAK JHANAK PAYAL BAAJE' a 'CLARION CALL' WARNING of the COMING DESTRUCTION of INDIA'S CULTURE, DANCE, CLOTHING et. all from OVER-EMBRACING WESTERNISM?
In my opinion [may be wong!] it can be read from the STYLING and THEMES of 'JJPB' COMMENT on INDIAN CULTURE:
- RICH but FRAGILE
- COMPLEX and needs EDUCATION and DEDICATION
- ELDERS CARRY the KNOWLEDGE to PASS DOWN
- INNER LIFE and SPIRITUALITY is PARAMOUNT
- Many MEANINGS and INTERPRETATIONS EXIST
However, the FILM itself is a very SUPERFICIAL WATERED-DOWN SIMPLIFICATION of INDIA, DANCE and FAITH. So even in 1955, it appears that FEW PEOPLE could ACCESS INDIA. The YOUTH and LOWER CLASSES are PORTRAYED as NOT UNDERSTANDING the COMPLEXITY and being LAZY to LEARN plus GRAVITATING to WESTERNISM and CAPITALIST EXTERNALISED LIFE? The MUSIC of the FILM is GENERALLY 'DISJOINTED' with ILL-FITTING VIOLIN PASSAGES BADLY LINKING plus use of UN-IDIOMATIC 'CALYPSO' etc. The 1950s was still a time of BOMBAY'S HEROIC PIONEERING EXPERIMENTS to SHAPE ORIENTAL MELODIC MUSIC into a FORM to FIT PRECISE CINEMA and ENGAGE a WIDE VARIETY of EDUCATIONAL LEVELS across the POPULATION. The HINDI SONG FORMAT is USED ACROSS the MIDDLE EAST and SUBCONTINENT to this day. The MUSIC and STYLING of 1950s INDIAN FILMS like 1990s to PRESENT is very SUBSERVIENT to WESTERN MEDIA. HINDI SCREEN only 'FOUND ITS STYLE' in the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s during the INSULAR NATIONALISTIC CLOSED MARKET days.
2. IN the song with HINDU ANGEL: MENAKA coming to SEDUCE the GREAT SAGE: VISHVAMITRA - Is MENAKA then SYMBOLIC of THE BRITISH EMPIRE and thus VISHVAMITRA representing a SEDUCED INDIA in a 'STOCKHOLM SYNDROME' [A situation where a victim falls in love with their aggressor]?
MENAKA and VISHVAMITRA is an UNFORTUNATE IMAGE as the ANGEL aims to CORRUPT and DESTROY the FAITH and CULTURE of the SAGE so he LOSES HIS WAY. BRITISH EMPIRE, apart from RAILWAYS and other INFRASTRUCTURE, was a DISASTER in BREAKING UP of THE UNITED STATES OF INDIA through the HORROR of the PARTITION using BRITISH EMPIRE 'DIVIDE and RULE' usual CONTROL TOOL to ROB the COUNTRY. However, the HINDU SCRIPTURE does PREDICT that VISHVAMITRA IS, indeed, SEDUCED by MENAKA. BUT, eventually, he REALISES his MISTAKE and BANISHES MENAKA and NEVER SEES her AGAIN. The INDIANS were, and some still are, VERY INTOXICATED with THE BRITISH EMPIRE [AMERICA and WEST included here] The HINDUS were GIVEN HIGH JOBS and LEARNED ENGLISH that they still CANNOT STOP 'TOOTY POOTY'-ing into HINDI CONVERSATION [that many people FIND AWFUL!]...The MUSLIMS..."Refused to learn the language of their enemies", I read. The DIVIDE and RULE was SET between HIGH HINDU INDIANS and LOW MUSLIM INDIANS by this. The INDIANS went further by DRESSING in CITIES as BRITISH. If we go back to crowd scenes in HINDI FILM: 'GUIDE' 1965, all men are wearing WESTERN clothes : ( In PAKISTAN, even in big cities and PAKISTANIS LIVING ABROAD, they often WEAR TRADITIONAL CLOTHES with A MISSION! However, MUSLIM YOUTH are starting to LOSE this CULTURE and BLONDING their HAIR etc. in a LATER 'STOCKHOLM SYNDROME' with BRITISH EMPIRE...Let us SEE if THE UPANISHADS are RIGHT and the SAGE BANISHES MENAKA!
3. The 'DILUTE' and HORRIBLY HOLLYWOOD-ISED version of INDIAN DANCE in 'JJPB'...WAS this an EFFECTIVE WAY to BRING CLASSICAL HINDUISM/BUDDHISM to THE MASSES. Or, did the FILM CHEAPEN the CULTURE and TURN KATHAK into CABARET?
'JJPB' is NOT a FILM that is VALUED by INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCERS in INDIA or ABROAD. Although the TITLE NUMBER and a COUPLE of more AUTHENTIC SONGS/DANCES are IMPRESSIVE in ACTOR: GOPI KRISHNA'S ENERGY, if not TECHNIQUE. HAD the DANCES been less CABARET-STYLE would it have been a MORE VALUABLE DOCUMENT on INDIA and HINDUISM/BUDDHISM? However, many COMMENTATORS say, "JJPB was a huge risky dance theme film that paid off and it brought Indian classical dance to the masses". The film is a TRAVESTY of DANCE in one way, but made a 'DIGESTABLE TASTER' of the DANCE FORMS that may have LEAD to START YOUTH LEARNING DANCE? Remember that 19th Century BRITISH EMPIRE FORBADE and DISCOURAGED BHARATA NATYAM as 'PRIMITIVE', 'DEVIL WORSHIP', 'PROSTITUTION' and did as much as possible to DESTROY INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE. A lone 1900s INDIAN MAN TAUGHT BHARATA NATYAM around INDIA to REVIVE it. In 1930 an AMERICAN: ESTHER SHERMAN moved to INDIA to LEARN and TEACH CLASSICAL DANCE after BRITISH EMPIRE near DESTRUCTION.
Just trying trying to compose and record different things in 'BROKEN HEARTS' and finding 'THE RAINBOW OF LOVE' after all the SHATTERINGS and TEARS ... ; ) K
KHAARTOUM_LETS_TALK - Politics and Silliness
KHAARTOUM_SINGS - Covers and Composition by K the 'Maestro'
KHAARTOUM_EAST - Ethnomusicological channel of Eastern Commercial Musics
KHAARTOUM SINGS a TURKISH FOLK SONG 'AHU GÖZLER SEVDİĞM DİLBER', or 'A BEAUTY WITH HAZEL EYES I LOVE' accompanied by MIDDLE EASTERN FASHION SHOW of IRAQI DESIGNER: HANA SADIQ. SADIQ uses only NATURAL FABRICS. The CREATIONS MODELLED are INSPIRED by the 14th CENTURY OTTOMAN EMPIRE and going back to the time of PROPHET MOHAMMED.
'AHU GÖZLER' was PENNED by TURKISH FOLK SINGER: NEŞET ERTAŞ [1938-2012]. The SONG has the TÜRKÜ, or FOLK BALLAD 'PATHOS'. The SCALE betrays a lot of the DIFFERENCE between TURKISH and ARABIC MUSIC. We hear COLOURS of CHINESE CLASSICAL PENTATONIC SCALES and CADENCES. The TURKS were NOMADS, taking CULTURE from PEOPLES they ENCOUNTERED on their TRAVELS, then MIXING the CULTURES of INDIA, EASTERN EUROPE, ARABIA, CHINA, etc...into 'TURKISH'.
The SONG is like 'ARABESK'...It is a SAD INTROSPECTIVE LYRIC of being 'FORLORN' on a DECORATED and COLOURFUL TONAL POEM...The 'LOST LOVE' by NEŞET ERTAŞ' MODERN COMPOSITION expresses the TURKISH PSYCHE of SADNESS at the LOSS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE.
A couple of articles about MIDDLE EASTERN CLOTHING DESIGNER: HANA SADIQ who designs for many ROYAL HOUSES across ARABIA:
I composed 'THE ARAB FRED ASTAIRE' to look at the DAZZLE of CLASSIC AMERICAN DANCERS with a SYNTHESIS with ARABIC COMEDY CINEMA plus a twist of INDIA'S FILM DREAMS of YESTERYEAR. A SECONDARY INTRIGUE of having KHAARTOUM as 'THE ARAB FRED ASTAIRE' is looking at the various amusing COMEDY of MANNERS and SOCIAL MASKS of the MIDDLE EAST, USA and UK in the UNORTHADOX MIDDLE EASTERN [Christian, or Muslim] BALLROOM DANCER as he GLIDES ACROSS the GENTEEL FLOOR...Yet BEHIND the MASKS are the GROSS CORRUPT PUPPET MIDDLE EASTERN MONARCHIES ratcheting along with the 'STATE OF NEVER ENDING WAR' of USA, UK and ISRAEL, like the PROXY WAR on YEMEN via SAUDI ARABIA...'PEACE IS TOO EXPENSIVE in a BANKRUPT WORLD'...So ENDLESS WAR POURS SPADES of MONEY to the ELITE via ARMS COMPANIES turning the STOCK MARKET exiting BILLIONS into BRITISH TAX HAVENS like CAYMEN ISLANDS...The name for this ENTITY is 'THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX'... But the MASKS of 'CIVILISATION', 'AFTERNOON TEA' and 'THE QUICK STEP', 'HOLLYWOOD' and 'DYING OF DECENCY' of all of the 'PLAYERS' whilst A-LOOTING and A-MURDERING are TOO HILARIOUS to not...TAKE THE FLOOR, JOIN THE FARCE, TONGUE-IN-CHEEK with KHAARTOUM as 'THE ARAB FRED ASTAIRE'
COMPOSITIONALLY, the CURIOUS and SIMPLE BEATS and MUSIC of these EUROPEAN SOCIAL DANCES are interesting. The SNARE and CYMBAL DRUMMING is such a THIN TEXTURE. The SIMPLE PHRASES fit ACROSS fills of UNACCOMPANIED DRUMMING like SONGS of URDU CINEMA of LAHORE in the 1970s CABARET SONGS which I find FASCINATING to REPLICATE in COMPOSITIONS.
I 'ENGINEERED' the CHORDS to make them DELIBERATELY 'WRONG' in APPROACH that EASTERN MUSICIANS make to this UNFAMILIAR GENRE of MUSIC created for CINEMA, for example. So the CHORDS follow a 'TANG' of ORIENTAL MUSIC COLOUR in a LINEAR way. I ASCERBICALLY avoided WESTERN idea of TEDIOUS PREDICTABLE SWEET 'CHORD SEQUENCES' I wanted to assemble ENSEMBLE FORCES that were, as ETHNOMUSICOLOGIST: MARTIN STOKES identified in TURKISH ARABESK in his book 'THE ARABESK DEBATE': “Turkish music, like Turkish life, has strict organisation that shows in certain instruments and conventions expected in Turk compostions and performances. Arabesk represents 'chaos'. The musical forces combine random instruments in layering. The scales are not the expected 'makams'. Arabesk = Chaos.”
So, my 'AIM/ was that 'CHAOS'[!] of UNCONVENTONAL CHORDS, THIN TEXTURE, UNPREDICTABLE FORM, USE of VOCAL SATIRE and LINGUISTICS but all wrapped up in a 'PSUEDO-BALLROOM' that is just 'WRONG' [by PALESTRINA'S RULES, or his DEAR FOLLOWERS in our UNIVERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT, for example!].
The SONG FORM:
- MUSIC INTRO
- VERSE with DRUMMING/DANCE GAPS in SHORT PHRASES
- CHORUS with LONG LOUD DYNAMIC INTENSE HOOK LINE
- BRIDGE with DRUMMING for RELIEF
- BRIDGE TWO an ARABIC COMIC DIALOGUE with the NARRATOR
- CODA END SECTION repeating the MAIN CHORUS with VIRTUOSIC ARENA
The VOCAL, I was partially INSPIRED by the OTTOMAN SONG: 'GECELER' ['NIGHTS']. The SONG is a kind of 'SHOWCASE' for TURKISH SINGERS in TERMS of its COMPACT but MEANDERING ORIENTAL MICRO-TONES on a HARD STRAIGHT TONE with DELIBERATE VIRTUOSIC DECORATIONS. The 'PIES DE RESISTENCE' being the CHORUS DECLAMATION of “GECELER!”[“NIGHTS!”] which must be HELD on a DEAD STRAIGHT INTENSE TONE over a LONG INSTRUMENTAL of INSTRUMENTS PLAYING a SCALE DOWN under the STRAIGHT NOTE. The END of the DECLAMATION is the SINGER showing controlled ORIENTAL FLOURISHES to DECORATE the END of the PHRASE! So, I SANG 'The Arab Fred Astaire' on these HARD TONES and LONG STRAIGHT INSTENSE TONE with END DECORATIONS.
Several versions of 'GECELER' by TURKISH SINGERS ... look out for the LONG 'GECELER'!!!
The LYRICS of the SONG were as ABSURD and RIDICULOUS as POSSIBLE to SLIDE ALONG with the GAME OF MASKS...GENERATING this DIVINE and DELIGHTFUL WORLD of ESCAPISM and 'DECENCY'...In terms of the VIDEO...I went BACK to BACK with FRED ASTAIRE and his LEADING LADIES' FANTASTIC SHOTS with SIMILAR SORTS of STILLS of KHAARTOUM in there! The BRIDGE had a WONDERFUL SHOT of NARGIS and RAJ KAPOOR in 'AWARA' from 1951 which itself is INFLUENCED by HOLLYWOOD but with LOVELY TOUCHES of INDIA. The CONTRAST of 'OUM OKAL', or 'MOTHER OKAL' from the 2004 EGYPTIAN CINEMA COMEDY: 'OKAL' sees another 'SLUM COMEDY' of CAIRO with a FLAME of REVOLUTION to BRING DOWN the PRESIDENT...MOHAMMED SA'AD plays the WONDERFUL 'MOTHER OKAL'...Who I chose as KHAARTOUM'S COMPANION to CHAT to about his 'CREDENTIALS' on the BALLROOM SCENE ... Just to add some SURREAL and MULTICULTURAL TOUCHES... KHAARTOUM is 'SNAPPED' with THE QUEEN, both in their 'SHADES'... In amongst ABSURD SHOTS of BRITISH 'ETIQUETTE' for HIGH TEA with HERMAN MUNSTER, from THE MUNSTERS eating his..."Toast and jam and tea like The Queen" for a bit of OFF THE WALL-NESS!
KHAARTOUM SINGS 'Dewanie Hai, Deewano Ko' as a LAHORIE BHANGRA from Mohd. Rafi version from 1973 film 'ZANJEER' or 'CHAIN'. This is an EXTRAORDINARY SONG in its ROUGH STREET PERFORMER SOUND and ICONIC IMAGERY WHIZZING between POVERTY and GRAND ROMANCE of FALLING IN LOVE of an AMITABH BACHCHAN and JAYA BHADURI that can never be surpassed. No wonder they got married in real life! I took the CLASSIC HINDI FILM GENRE in its PURE NATIONAL FORM and COMBINED it with the PAKISTANI FILM PUNJABI LAHORIE SOUND of the 1980s EMI MALL ROAD STUDIOS of NOOR JEHAN...Both of these GENRES UNIQUE and UNREPEATABLE...And I COMBINED them together in my LOVE for these COMMERCIAL ART FORMS.
The 'ZANJEER' song is STRANGE in its CONCEPTION and MUSIC. The SONG is GLARINGLY UNLIKE any song of HINDI CINEMA because it SHOWS a REALITY of the INDIAN STREET. The STREET SINGERS are OVERLY COLOURFUL to OFF-SET the HARSH REALITY of URBAN POOR LIFE...But the STRANGE STORYTELLING of the POVERTY-STRICKEN SINGER in his JESTER ROLE...
"I'm crazy and crazy people don't need a house, nor a door,
We just need the glance of eyes filled with love,
I wish for my young lover be with me all the days of my youth,
I only need you as my companion,
There is an open sky above my head,
This is my new abode,
Life is nothing without love,
Where there is love, every happiness is there,
Filled with either flowers or thorns, I don't care,
As long as there is a path on which you will walk..."
The LYRICS have a DIFFERENT SENSE for the STREET SINGER and the MIDDLE CLASS COUPLE listening by their window. For the PERFORMER, the PATHOS of his LIFE of being an ARTIST but having NO MONEY have GIVEN HIM FAITH in his MUSIC and SEPARATION from his MATERIAL WORLD...But with NO MONEY, either NOBODY WILL MARRY HIM, or THEY WILL MARRY in POVERTY...So his song is a BITTER SWEET of SPIRITUAL FREEDOM from the MATERIAL WORLD he can't participate in as the RICH, but also a SADNESS that he is not MORE SUCCESSFUL which TRANSLATES to a 'HAPPY-GO-LUCKY' character...However, as an aside, many PERFORMERS who DID BECOME FAMOUS did COME to HARM and DIED EARLY DEATHS or became PENNILESS when CAREERS FAILED and their DEBTS SPIRALLED [especially Pakistani performers]. So, a THIRD DIMENSION is the UNDERSTANDING that FAME is also an ILLUSION which "Be careful what you wish for in case it comes true" is another ALLUSION to FATE and also WHAT REALLY MAKES PEOPLE HAPPY.
The SONG and RAUCOUS UNABASHED STYLE of the SONG and OUTLANDISH WORDS suddenly become the UNSPOKEN NARRATIVE between the previously HOSTILE JAYA and AMITABH. The SONG is a CATALYST and the WORDS IGNITE the 'HOSTILITY' between these two who are only acquaintances. As the NARRATIVE SWIRLS from the STREET with such PUCK...The WORDS are OUT. The LOVE between them is EXPRESSED and PRESSES on them through the OPEN WINDOW with only the SCANT cover of their SOCIAL GRACES and AVOIDING EYE CONTACT. As the LYRICS UNFOLD, each CHARACTER is EXAMINING their OWN FEELINGS and THOUGHTS as the SONG DIGS DEEPER into the UNCOILING EMOTION that BOTH of the BUDDING LOVERS FEEL...It is really a CLEVER and very UNCOMMON use of CAREFULLY EXECUTED EXTERNAL NARRATIVE in a HINDI FILM SONG. The FINAL SHOTS between the LOVERS are LEGEND of CINEMA and NEVER FAIL to TAKE the BREATH AWAY.
The SONG fits a traditional BHANGRA [Punjabi folk dance] BEAT. It was a great composition to RE-ORCHESTRATE but in the CONVENTIONS of 1980s LAHORIE CINEMA of NOOR JEHAN. The ORCHESTRAL and STUDIO DEVICES of LAHORE CINEMA fit well:
1. Raucous harsh singing like a street performer
2. Thin texture with no bass line
3. Stark sounds that stand out in the texture
4. Use of instruments in an unidiomatic way like saxophone
5. Use of layering of background sounds rather than harmony
6. Use of drones for providing a background
7. Use of strings scale runs to give variety and sense of thrill and tension
8. Use of the Hammond electric organ iconic in Pakistani films
9. Rotating sounds in the mix for variety and avoiding monotony
10. Minimal studio processing for a raw sound.
The lyrics express a lot of sentiment that I understand and feel very much about life on earth...Bale Bale! ; ) K
"ALL BOW DOWN TO CHURCH OF CAPITALISM!" ...Chris Hedges and Max Keiser both said, "The current Neo-Liberal Capitalism is a religion.It actually is not Capitalism, but a Corporatocracy" Like the heyday of the Catholic Church, nobody may dare speak out against Church of Capitalism...Yet the rich get richer through carrying on the theft started by 'The Landed Gentry' stealing the common grazing land in 13th Century England. The poor find themselves more and more part of Alex Jones' predicted 'Prison Planet' by lawless corporations and multinationals and puppet governments...
KHAARTOUM_LETS_TALK - Politics and Silliness
KHAARTOUM_SINGS - Covers and Composition by K the 'Maestro'
KHAARTOUM_EAST - Ethnomusicological channel of Eastern Commercial Musics
KHAARTOUM SINGS a TURKISH FOLK SONG from KARS in North East Turkey: 'ŞEKER OĞLAN'. It is an old song that has a number of different sets of lyrics. It is used for FOLK DANCE and SONG. In POPULAR CULTURE the strange 2000s vocal phenomenon HATICE [pronounced 'Hatije'] recorded it in her INNOVATIVE FOLK-POP STYLE and 'SUGAR BOY' became a BIG HIT, especially for KIDS!
I've been a bit 'creative' with the TRANSLATION as minimalistic TURKISH always 'sits' badly in ENGLISH. I've tried to give sort of IMPLIED MEANINGS of the WORDS rather then DIRECT TRANSLATION that may MISS the MEANING.
I see a lot of MYSELF in the LYRICS in my CULTURE and being a FLIGHTY GEMINI! So, I have ACCENTUATED those TRAITS in the TRANSLATION to make that bit CLEARER...So there is some ARTISTIC LICENCE 'ere! Also, the HEART of the NOMAD of TURKISH CULTURE is LIGHTED in the SONG WORDS...
I've PUT TOGETHER a MOSAIC of PARTS of the VERY DIVERSE and PERIODICALLY FRACTURED FACTIONS of TURKEY from the LAZ of the NORTH of LAZISTAN. The KURDS in the unrecognised and promised KURDISTAN that never came in the South East. And all the other areas of SPECIAL MUSIC like WIND OF ANKARA or the HORON DANCE of BLACK SEA city, home of TEA GROWING, TRABZON... The FOLK and the RELIGIOUS, the ANCIENT and the MODERN of TURKEY.
I mixed LAZ with KURDISH with TURKISH and tried to give the LISTENER some 'KEY' to DANCE, COSTUME, MUSIC and LINGUISTIC CONVENTIONS around TURKEY...
I hope for a UNIFIED TURKEY one day...The country is gripped in divisive politics at the minute but the YOUTH will learn whom never to hand power over to after this experience...
I had a laugh with the music and sounds...I wanted to draw some INSPIRATION in VOCAL OUTRAGE and OPERATICS of ALTERNATIVE USA-UK-POLISH singer LENE LOVICH with her PUNK and 'SCREAMING FOR HORROR FILMS' background in music!
'SUGAR BOY'...AKA KHAARTOUM ; )
KHAARTOUM_LETS_TALK - Politics and Silliness
KHAARTOUM_SINGS - Covers and Composition by K the 'Maestro'
KHAARTOUM_EAST - Ethnomusicological channel of Eastern Commercial Musics
THANKS to EDWARD for his MEGA-DRUM PLAYING! I WROTE this 'SLAVE ON HIS FACE' SONG to the Late musical genius: PRINCE [1958-2016]. It is a SELECTION of PRINCE'S WORDS on PRESSURE of CAPITALISM in the MUSIC INDUSTRY that DESTROYS CREATION for GREED; PRINCE'S PROTESTS AGAINST WARNER BROTHERS; And PRINCE'S LAST WORDS written on SOCIAL MEDIA: "Just When U Thought U Were Safe"... An OMEN to HIS DEATH? Like the sudden death of genius BRITISH COMEDIENNE, VICTORIA WOOD [1953-2016], I wonder if both of these 80s-90s Gemini genius' DEMISE was 'PSYCHIC DEATH'? By this, I mean, their GENIUS was SPENT, their OBSESSION TALENT was SPENT, their TIME of GENIUS and FAME was GONE, and it was 'TIME TO DIE'? For example, 80s unique BRITISH ALTERNATIVE POP STAR, LENE LOVICH [b. 1949] said, "One thing about fame that people never told us in the 1980s, was that one day, the phone would stop ringing. People would stop trying to take our photographs. The hit songs would dry up. And we would not be famous anymore. And nobody would know us any more. That was a very difficult thing to face, going from so famous, to 'not famous"... I wonder if PRINCE and VICTORIA WOOD, geniuses of an EARLIER ERA had REACHED this REALISATION, but without the PRAGMATIC ACCEPTANCE of THE END OF CREATIVE PERIOD FAME [not that PRINCE or VICTORIA ever STOPPED CREATING, I'm not suggesting that, but their PIONEERING WORK was OF AN EARLIER TIME and that BRILLIANCE and RECOGNITION may never return to them??]. I read that this kind of BLOW to CREATIVITY can cause 'PSYCHIC TRAUMA' which can lead to PHYSICAL ILLNESS [?], LOSS of WILL to LIVE [?], and DEATH [?]. In the UK1987 documentary 'PRICK UP YOUR EARS': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNk6P... on the life of 1960s OUTRAGEOUS LONDON PLAYWRIGHT: JOE ORTON [1933-1967] and his homosexual boyfriend KENNETH HALLIWELL [1926-1967], the CHARACTER of ORTON also talks about 'PSYCHIC DEATH' in their YEARS as FAILED PLAYWRITES..."We are now living in psychic death". In this case, the pair are ARRESTED for DEFAMING LIBRARY BOOKS as 'JEALOUS MALICIOUS AUTHORS". Being sent to SEPARATE JAILS for 6 months was the CATHARTIC EXPERIENCE that working class JOE ORTON NEEDED to escape HALLIWELL'S NEGATIVE INFLUENCE and DEVELOP the SKILLS that highly educated, vain but talentless KENNETH had GIVEN HIM. ORTON became a BODY BUILDER and then WROTE his DARK SATIRICAL COMEDY CLASSICS of the BRITISH STAGE including, 'What The Butler Saw', 'Loot', and the HILARIOUSLY DARK SATIRE: 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane'. On his release from JAIL, the YEARS of WRITING, away from HALLIWELL, BLOSSOMED into LONDON THEATRE SENSATION. However, the 'PSYCHIC DEATH' seemed to LINGER in a DIFFERENT FORM...ORTON, a MORBIDLY PROMISCUOUS HOMOSEXUAL [who looked straight and masculine] TORMENTED the CAMP and FRUSTRATED KENNETH HALLIWELL with his MALE ENCOUTERS in an OPEN DIARY in the FLAT. The COMBINATION of ORTON'S SOARING PLAYWRITE FAME plus SEXUAL PROWESS and INFIDELITY saw an INCREASINGLY INSANE FAILURE of ADORING KENNETH HALLIWELL being GOADED on and on by ORTON to LEAVE, but for some reason, NEITHER COULD LEAVE the RELATIONSHIP...Some PSYCHIC BOND was SO DEEP BETWEEN THEM that the EVERYDAY HATE and SUFFOCATION of the RELATIONSHIP and JEALOUSY ENDURED...until 9th 1967 when ORTON announced he would leave... HALLIWELL took an OVERDOSE and then USED a CLAW HAMMER to BATTER JOE ORTON to DEATH as he SLEPT...HALLIWELL was cold when POLICE broke down their ISLINGTON room door. ORTON'S BEDCLOTHES were STILL WARM, indicating that with a BATTERED SKULL, it had taken JOE several hours to die... In 'PRICK UP YOUR EARS' the HALLIWELL CHARACTER says, "I must have loved him, as I chose him to kill me..." It seems that 'PSYCHIC BONDS', 'PSYCHIC DEATH' and FAME seem to go together. And that FAME and GENIUS really do COME at a PRICE of a 'PSYCHIC LOADED FATE' looking at the LIVES and FATES of the MANY: MOZART [pauper's life and mass grave], MEENA KUMARI [alcohol], JFK [Elite assassination?], AMELIA EARHART [disappeared at sea], Egyptian actress: SOAD HOSNY [Elite assassination?], ELVIS [overeating from childhood poverty], JOHN LENNON [Elite assassination?], MICHAEL JACKSON [drug overdose for insomnia], GANDHI [assassination], rapper TUPAC [Elite assassination?], LADY DIANA [hoax, or Elite assassination?], MARC BOLAN [car accident, Elite assassination for his 'disappeared money' in Barbados?], KIRSTY MACCOLL [killed by motorboat of Mexican millionaire, never investigated or brought to justice]....So many of these GENIUS' have these FATED LIVES and DEATHS, or maybe COINCIDENCE? Good bye PRINCE... YOU WERE FANTASTIC in EVERY WAY. GENIUS in MUSIC and POLITICS and PROTEST against CORPORATE MUSIC! BRITISH ASTROLOGER: MARJORIE ORR has a CHART for GEMINIS, VICTORIA WOOD and PRINCE observing the STAR CHARTS will bring CATASTROPHIC SITUATIONS for them THIS WEEK with VENUS and URANUS..
KHAARTOUM SINGS and ARRANGES old HINDI SONG 'BOLE RE PAPIHARA' from 1971 film 'GUDDI' [girl's name]. The SONG is a LOVE 'GHAZAL' about a kind of CUCKOO that, in HINDU MYTHOLOGY, only eats RAIN DROPS. The SONG has FEW WORDS that are STRENUOUSLY DECORATED in BEAUTIFUL ORIENTAL DECORATIONS but with a HARD NOTE ATTACK [sharp sound] on the DICTION to REPLICATE the PEALING of BIRD SONG.
The ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATION is, like the SINGING, DECOROUS and RECORDED with HEAVY REVERB and big PERCUSSION and STRING ORCHESTRA. LIVE VERSIONS on UK BBC were done with HARMONIUM and TABLA which were also very ATTRACTIVE.
I love the song but wanted to try it a different way, somehow. I WONDERED if the SONG COULD be STRIPPED DOWN of all of the ORCHESTRA and be quite DARING and just USE DRUMMING and VOCAL. The PROBLEM was the DRUMMING and MONOTONY. I changed the DRUMMING from HINDUSTANI NORTH INDIAN to CANARTIC SOUTH INDIAN and used MRIDANGAM DRUMMING for BHARATA NATYAM DANCE. Thus giving a more IRREGULAR, less MONOTONE DRUM PATTERN that has a lot of SCOPE for VARIETY.
The ORIGINAL is SUNG by an 'OUTSIDER' playback singer, VANI JAIRAM [b. 1945]. FILM SINGING was DOMINATED by a small number of ARTISTS at the time. VANI did not last in BOMBAY, rumour has it she was 'finished off'...But JAIRAM is a SUCCESSFUL SOUTH INDIAN SINGER. I attach the film version MIMED by the INDIAN ACTRESS: JAYA BHADURI. Plus a version with VANI JAIRAM. My only concern is with JAIRAM'S PERFORMANCE STAGECRAFT. She looks nervous but really to be so 'STIFF' and 'MISERABLE' during such a BEAUTIFUL SONG? I understand it was an EARLIER TIME and FOREIGN TELEVISION and also that there is a need for PLAYBACK SINGERS to NOT 'DANCE AROUND' for fear of giving an impression of 'MUJRA'. But, VANI, a little smile now and then to the audience? The SINGING was BEAUTIFUL though.
VIDEO...I used my BELOVED BHARATA NATYAM, a HINDU STORYTELLING DANCE of STATUE POSES. But many of them are shot in the WEST, so there is an 'URBAN' EDGE to a lot of these DANCERS which is DIFFERENT to the ORIGINAL. I used some of the PICTURES of HINDUISM and this MAGICAL BIRD.
KHAARTOUM_LETS_TALK - Politics and Silliness
*** Since this hopeful song was written a couple of years ago, Corporatocracy silenced Russell Brand's 'The Trews' for a year then 'toned down his politics' plus Russell, along with Jeremy Corbyn no longer appear on RT Russia Today?; Turkey's Erdogan has jailed the photographed triumphant election winning Kurdish Party leaders and staged a 'Coup' then used it to jail the army, police investigating corruption of Erdogan's family plus 100,000 job losses for people speaking out against Erdogan along with rigged elections and changing the constitution; Egypt's Sisi has suffocated the Egyptian people with live fire on citizens and mass arrests plus silenced social media and devalued the currency 50%; Greece's Syriza Party took a vote for no austerity then sold out the entire country for asset stripping by IMF and Wall Street in austerity; Turkish singer Sahabhat Akkiraz stepped down from Socialist Party in Turkey due to politics no longer being politics in AKP Erdogan dictatorship; Iceland has gone from an inspiring democracy jailing its bankers to another tool in Zionist corporate corruption, joining Sweden [Julian Assange 'rape case'], Iceland is boycotting Russian Olympics which is part of a bigger corporate plan to create Anti-Russia premise to close down Russia Today as it is becoming too influential exposing corporate crime; Amy Goodman and 'Democracy Now!' news channel have been disgraced for their propaganda for Deep State agendas supporting Hillary Clinton's disinformation campaign; Jewish Anti-Zionist author Norman Finkelstein has published a new book: 'Gaza - A Post Mortem into Martyrdom' looking at Israeli Crimes Against Humanity.***
This is my KHAARTOUM COVER VERSION of 'RIDE A WHITE SWAN', ORIGINALLY by MARC BOLAN and T.REX in 1970! It is a great MYSTICAL SONG about DRUIDS and ANCIENT CELTIC FESTIVALS like 'BELTANE' and WIZARDS and LEVITATION and SPELLS and ALL THINGS MAGICAL! It is a STRANGE SONG, so SIMPLE, yet so ORIGINAL. MARC BOLAN [real name MARK FIELD] [1947-1977] was JEWISH-CATHOLIC BRITISH-BORN SINGER, GUITARIST and POET. BOLAN, with DAVID BOWIE [1947-2016] was one of the PIONEERS of 'GLAM ROCK', a BRITISH STYLE of ROCK with MEN in MAKE UP and GLITTERY CLOTHES and PLATFORM SHOES.
See GLAM ROCK:
MARC BOLAN had PERFORMED since being a SCHOOL BOY and 'knew he would be famous one day'...He was FASCINATED by THE MYSTIC and claimed to have spent time with a WIZARD who taught him to LEVITATE. BOLAN had a GREAT GUITAR TALENT and WROTE FANTASTICAL STORIES and POEMS. MARC'S SINGING was EXTRAORDINARY. A STRANGE CAT-LIKE, OWL-LIKE PURRING VIBRATO, very FITTING with 'GLAM ROCK' brought his GYPSY MYSTIC SONGS to LIFE!
See: Marc Bolan
BOLAN'S DEATH and ESTATE
LOOKING at LATER CAREER PHOTOS, it appeared that MARC BOLAN may have got into DRUGS. Maybe, this how the STRANGE SONGS and STRANGE VOCALS were ACHIEVED? BOLAN was AFRAID of CARS and NEVER LEARNED to DRIVE. He DIED on when GIVEN a LIFT in a CAR by a FRIEND that CRASHED into a TREE in 1977.
ACCORDING to the TV DOCUMENTARY: 'WHO GOT TO MARC BOLAN'S MILLIONS? BOLAN'S DEATH is SUGGESTED as 'SUSPICIOUS'. His friend's CAR had been SERVICED the day before yet the CRASH showed that the WHEEL NUTS were LOOSE? Also MARC BOLAN had been GUIDED by LAWYERS to set up his OWN RECORD COMPANY and PUT his MONEY OFF-SHORE in BARBADOS...After his FUNERAL, his HOUSE was LOOTED of GUITARS and VALUABLES. And nobody could LOCATE his ESTATE. The DOCUMENTARY and BOLAN'S FAMILY could NOT find WHO HOLDS the CONTROL of his MILLIONS but they are STILL OFF-SHORE GENERATING MILLIONS EVERY YEAR...for 'someone'
I see on YOU TUBE for myself with this song...NO COPYRIGHT CLAIM has been MADE for ME SINGING 'RIDE A WHITE SWAN'...This is NOT USUAL for a FAMOUS SONG...SOMEONE is LYING LOW...??
I hope you ENJOY my RENDITION of 'RIDE A WHITE SWAN!'
To YOU, MARC BOLAN...A Genius ; ) K
KHAARTOUM SINGS as SOLO and the BACKING CHORUS VOICES of an OTTOMAN STYLE song: 'SEN HEP BENİ MAZİDEKİ', or 'YOU ALWAYS KNOW ME IN MY PAST' with ENGLISH SUBTITLES. The SONG is part of SANAT MÜZİK, or TURKISH ART MUSIC. A lot of these songs are written in the style of OTTOMAN MUSIC. They are PERFORMED by many SINGERS in MANY GENERATIONS in MANY WAYS. 'SEN HEP BENİ MAZİDEKİ' is a classic song that is sung in a three fold symbolism...To a LOVER but that LOVER is really ISTANBUL, but that ISTANBUL really is the SADNESS of the LOSS of the OTTOMAN EMPIRE. It is a SONG of LONG ORIENTAL ASYMMETRICAL PHRASES and AWKWARD JUMPS of MINOR SEVEN NOTES and FALSE RELATIONS of MAJOR and MINOR THIRD SWITCHES. There are FEW WORDS to the SONG. TURKS, because of the ELASTIC VOWELS of the LANGUAGE, enjoy these WINDING MUSICAL ARCHITECTURES not at WORDS or SINGING, but as ORCHESTRAL SOUNDS. I added FILM of ISTANBUL in various times in the PAST. The FOREVER LOST OTTOMAN EMPIRE and LOST ISTANBUL that WE ALL 'ALWAYS KNOW IN ITS PAST' not present. ; ) K
KHAARTOUM_LETS_TALK - Politics and Silliness
'LIGHTS OUT LONDON' is a recent TERM to DESCRIBE an PHENOMENON of MONEY LAUNDERING in EMPTY LONDON PROPERTIES. The STREETS in INNER CITY LONDON, are DARK at NIGHT...'LIGHTS OUT LONDON'...because NOBODY LIVES there. This PUSHES MASSIVE PRICE INCREASES on INNER CITY ADDRESSES. This FORCES OUT NATIVE LONDONERS to OUTER LONDON, or OTHER CITIES. Much of the PROPERTY is SOLD by OFF-SHORE 'ACTOR' BANKS and AGENTS in BRITISH TAX EVADING HAVENS like CAYMEN ISLANDS and IRELAND, as well as PANAMA and USA. PROPERTIES are sold FOR 'UNTRACEBLE' CASH to ANONYMOUS INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS who PREFER the PROPERTIES to be 'NEVER LIVED IN' [this is TYPICAL 'TRADITION' of CHINESE BUYERS]. Meaning that DEMOLITION of SOCIAL HOUSING on PRIME LAND makes for GLASS and CONCRETE MONSTROSITIES for STORING CORRUPT and UNIDENTIFIABLE BUYERS. Many CHINESE OFFICIALS have been JAILED by the CHINESE GOVERNMENT recently for MONEY LAUNDERING through LONDON.
THE INCREASE in PROPERTY PRICES in LONDON due to 'LIGHTS OUT LONDON' CORRUPT MONEY LAUNDERING REAL ESTATE has CAUSED 'YUPPIES' or 'THE UP AND COMING ELITE' to want to INVEST in INNER CITY LONDON ... This then causes a further SOCIAL PROBLEM of 'GENTRIFICATION'.
GENTRIFICATION is the REMOVAL of the POOR from AREAS where either this MONEY LAUNDERING HIDING CORRUPT MONEY in PROPERTIES and LAND, or the INFLUX of RICH into an AREA, increasing the RENTS and HOUSE PRICES. This is called 'SOCIAL CLEANSING'. All of this is done with the BLESSING of the ELITES and GOVERNMENT as it CREATES 'HOUSING BUBBLES' which UNNATURALLY INFLATE HOUSING and LAND PRICES, stop the need and make for the DEMOLITION of STATE SOCIAL HOUSING, and INCREASE GDP, 'GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT', by giving a FALSE SENSE of MONETARY GROWTH, which is FALSE, as £8,000 houses are sold for £240,000 but the INCREASE is just FIGURES and CORRUPT 'DIRTY MONEY'. Plus, there is no REAL GENERATED WEALTH like MANUFACTURING, it is ARTIFICIAL and, somewhat ILLEGAL FINANCING that is NOT SUSTAINABLE. The REACTION, by the POOR, being FORCED out of GENTRIFIED and MONEY LAUNDERED AREAS is REVOLUTION and SOCIAL UPHEAVAL...Although, BLOOMBERG.COM did say this month that, "SOCIAL UPHEAVAL and REVOLUTION is a GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY to SELL ARMS, TEAR GAS and MILITARISING OF THE POLICE EQUIPMENT and ARTILLARY"...It is a RISKY GAME where the COUNTRIES can go into CIVIL WAR...in the 'CLASS WAR' that people see as the ELITE are LOOTING HOSPITALS, SCHOOLS, TRANSPORT SYSTEMS and operating 'CASINO ECONOMICS' playing with QUANTITIVE EASING, which is printing FAKE MONEY I.O.U.s and GAMBLING THEM on the STOCKMARKET...mostly on ARMS COMPANIES KILLING PEOPLE in FAKE WARS and MILITARISING POLICE FORCES against CLASS and CIVIL WAR WORLDWIDE.
The BAD NEWS is that 'LIGHTS OUT LONDON' and 'GENTRIFICATION' are SPREADING WORLDWIDE to ALL CAPITAL and MAJOR CITIES. The TAKING of LAND and PROPERTIES, by STEALTH for creating FAKE GDP for COUNTRIES in BANKRUPTCY due to LOSS of MANUFACTURING and WEALTH CREATING EMPLOYMENT.
Much of LONDON is OWNED by the QATARI GOVERNMENT, more than the BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY according to this recent report on RT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpHkD...
I have INCLUDED an EPISODE from THE KEISER REPORT with MAX KEISER and STACY HERBERT which runs three times a week on RT YT. They have created a CULT PROGRAM using their PAST EMPLOYMENT on the STOCK MARKET WALL STREET. KEISER REPORT EXPOSES the CORRUPTION and BANKRUPTCY of the STOCK MARKET in a way that is FUNNY and ENTERTAINING. KEISER REPORT is HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL, being followed by UK LABOUR LEADER: JEREMY CORBYN and the TRUE SOCIALIST INDIVIDUALS of the LABOUR PARTY [not the HIDDEN CAPITALIST TORY ELEMENT who are TRYING to DESTROY the LABOUR PARTY and UNDERMINE JEREMY CORBYN in his SOCIALISM]. Here is the EPISODE about SIR PHILIP GREEN'S YACHTS and the MONEY LAUNDERING of CASH by the BILLION in LONDON'S and unfortunately, the WHOLE WORLD CITIES NOW...
KEISER REPORT E819: 'THE END GAME'
KHAARTOUM_LETS_TALK - Politics and Silliness
KHAARTOUM SINGS cover of 'DHEERE DHEERE' or 'SLOWLY SLOWLY'...An ENGLISH SUBTITLED HINDI song to UNITY to FAITHS of the WORLD in the FACE of NEO-LIBERAL BBC MURDOCH Divide and Rule Speech to distract from, and enrich corporations. KHAARTOUM SINGS and RE-ORCHESTRATES a HINDI FILM SONG: 'DHEERE DHEERE' from 1984 FILM: 'HAISIYAT' or 'STATUS' originally SUNG by SOUTH INDIAN singing legend: YESUDAS [b.1940].
'DHEERE DHEERE' is a HINDU SPIRITUAL STYLE song composed by the pioneering BAPPI LAHIRI [b. 1952] with inspiring LYRICS by INDEEVAR [1924-1997].
The UNIVERSAL FAITHS MESSAGE to the SONG made me want to ADDRESS it to HUMAN SPIRITUALITY in ALL its FORMS as a PRAYER to OUR UNITY and STRENGTH against DIVIDE and RULE used against us by COPORATIONS and the ELITE.
I RE-ORCHESTRATED 'SLOWLY SLOWLY' by changing the IDENTITY of the ORCHESTRA from INDIAN to ARABIA. I have used an ARABIC ORCHESTRA and DRUMMING to FEATURE the many areas of SYNTHESIS between HINDUISM and ISLAM. I took the HIGH BOMBAY VIOLINS out and REPLACED them with LOW VIOLINS and CELLOS of CAIRO and ISTANBUL.
I kept the MELLOW BEAUTY of the SOUTH INDIAN CANATIC HINDU MELODY and its STYLISH DECORATIONS. However, I added a more LAHORIE PAKISTANI NASAL and THROATY PUNJABI TIMBRE to the SINGING.
SOUNDSCAPE of a SACRED STREET was my added STUDIO WORK. I wanted to create the SOUND of DELHI or CAIRO or LAHORE or BANKOK or TEHRAN where the SOUNDS of CHURCH BELLS, CHRISTIAN HYMNS, ISLAMIC CALL TO PRAYER, HINDU BELLS and CHANTS, JEWISH ORTHADOX YIDDISH CHANTS and BUDDHIST PRAYERS could all be heard SEASONING and ENTWINING in the AIR with their MESSAGES going up to HEAVEN and GOD...
I added some SPEECHES From the NEW DIRECTION of FAITH with YOUTUBE of non-denominational SPIRITUAL GUIDES like SADHGURU, MOOJI, ECKHART TOLLE, OSHO, PAPA JI ... All with the same message: "LIFE IS NOW... MEDITATE...RELEASE YOUR GRIP ON THE MATERIAL WORLD...USE YOUR SENSES AND ENJOY THE NOW..."
"Slowly, slowly, the dawn broke and life awakened..."
UNITY TO ALL PEOPLE IN PEACE
'MONKEY!' is an ORIGINAL EGYPTIAN-STYLE COMIC 'SHA'ABI' song COMPOSED and SUNG by KHAARTOUM. But this SHA'ABI, or 'MUSIC OF THE PEOPLE', is not ARABIC, but in ENGLISH dedicated to WORLD POLITICIANS past and present whose 'GETTING TOO BIG FOR THEIR BOOTS' and MEGALOMANIA actually COSTS LIVES, CAUSES MISERY and KILLS THE PLANET.
SHA'ABI is a AKIN to ARABIC STYLE 'RAP'. It has the SAME FUNCTION of SATIRE and PROTEST of CORRUPTION and HYPOCRISY in the SOCIETY. SHA'ABI is both MUSIC and CINEMA in EGYPT. SHA'ABI MUSIC is CHARACTERISED by CRAZY WORDS and CRAZY VOICES. The LOUD and RASPING VOICES REPRESENT SHA'ABI in its REJECTION and ANTI-CULTURE to EXTREME SAUDI WAHABISM that was SET UP BY the BRITISH EMPIRE along with HOUSE OF SAUD. WAHABIS try to 'PUT A CAGE OF RELIGION' around the PEOPLE as the 100 YEAR PLAN to DIVIDE and RULE plus DAMAGE the IMAGE of ISLAM by BRITISH EMPIRE. SHA'ABI rejects this CAGE OF RELIGION by BREAKING OUT of the parables like "Don't raise your voice to the braying of a donkey" of Fundamentalists and actually they do the OPPOSITE. SHA'ABI RAISES its VOICE HIGH and SCREAMING to OPPOSE WAHABI DEMANDS for EXTREME RELIGIOUS APPEARANCES. SHA'ABI says, "You will not put this cage of religion around us. If we wish to dance or scream or pray, we will, it is our personal choice".
SHA'ABI ORCHESTRATION in CONTRAST to TURKISH ARABESK POP which is CENTRED on VOCALS, WORDS and ORCHESTRATION on PATTERNS of CRYING. SHA'ABI is CENTRED on the EGYPTIAN MENTALITY of 'DON'T CRY OVER SPILT MILK' or 'Ma'alish' ['Never mind']...The WORDS are CRAZY and SHOW EXTREMITY. The ORCHESTRATION is on PATTERNS of LAUGHTER. A SINISTER IRONIC SATIRICAL LAUGHING at 'BIG MEN' and their 'BIG IDEAS' that are just the BLINK OF AN EYE to the EGYPTIAN RIVER FARMERS who have been on the BANKS of the NILE for 4000 years...They have seen the ANCIENT EGYPTIANS, COPTIC CHRISTIANS, TURKISH EMPIRE, FRENCH, BRITISH EMPIRE and now the AMERICAN EMPIRE...All come...And go... SHA'ABI is LAUGHTER at these 'BIG MEN' and their 'BIG IDEAS' in a UNIVERSE of TIME...
The SONG FOCUSES on the HUMAN PROBLEM of VANITY, POWER, GREED and the CORRUPTION these BRING.
The ROMAN EMPIRE MODEL of DECADENCE and DECLINE seem to MIRROR our MODERN AGE of CONSUMERISM and NARCISSISM. CALIGULA the most INSANE of the ROMAN EMPERORS serves well from the BBC 1976 epic production of the FALL of the ROMAN EMPIRE: 'I CLAUDIUS' with the Late John Hurt playing the INSANE CALIGULA marrying and murdering his SISTERS, making his HORSE a STATESMAN, MURDERING at WHIM, and 'BECOMING A LIVING GOD'...All of these MIRROR our MODERN AGE POLITICIANS and MODERN POPULATIONS quite well as the PROVERB GOES:
"The higher the monkey climbs the tree the more he shows his arse"
MEANING in METAPHOR that as people RISE in POWER their BAD BEHAVIOUR and BAD CHARACTERISTICS become MORE PRONOUNCED until they UNDO THEMSELVES with their MADNESS. The METAPHOR gives the IDEA of a MONKEY ASCENDING a PHYSICAL TREE will show its ARSE to any person LOOKING UP at it. The ARSE being the BAD CHARACTERISTICS.
Another ANALOGY is the answer to the question:
"Why do such evil people become so famous and important"
The wise man replied:
"God chose them to become famous so all of their bad behaviour can be suspended high up above the people so that everyone can see how terrible they really are to a wide audience"
PEACE to US ALL in this BEAUTIFUL WORLD... KHAARTOUM SINGS this ENGLISH SUBTITLED HINDI FILM BHAJAN 'BHOR BHAYE' or 'THIS DAWN IS BREAKING' with a FOCUS on the PRESENT PRECIOUS, seemingly, 'UNIMPORTANT' MOMENTS of OUR LIVES when we are IN THE STREET or MAKING A CUPPA, but ALL MOMENTS, as EKHART TOLLE, MOOJI, SADHGURU and many SPIRITUAL GUIDES say ARE LIFE and MOMENTS to be 'PRESENT' and ABSORB being SURROUNDED by LIFE THRIVING ALL AROUND US! The SONG was ORIGINALLY SUNG by FILM SINGER: LATA MANGESHKAR and PICTURISED on ACTRESS: RAKHEE in the 1980 HINDI FILM: 'AANCHAAL' ['WIFE'] as a WIFE and MOTHER WAKING UP the HINDU FAMILY in their COUNTRYSIDE HOME. I decided that the GLITTERING 'RANDOMNESS' we FIND in OLD DELHI was a 'VILLAGE IN THE CITY' and just TOO BEAUTIFUL in its UNPREDICTABLE and UNREPEATABLE SCENES and COMBINATIONS of OLD, NEW and ANCIENT. I hope this BHAJAN makes us GRATEFUL and FOCUS and our PRECIOUS MOMENTS in LIFE. Peace ; ) K
KHAARTOUM SINGS a NEW VERSION of an old song 'THIS WORLD IS OURS!' It is a UNIFYING HUMANITY VERSION of the EDITH PIAF song 'EXODUS' written by the talented Jewish composer: EARNEST GOLD. Unfortunately, the original is British Empire Zionist Propaganda for Divide and Rule of Israel that has hurt and marginalised Jewish People and the world. Let us turn around this divisive song with new words FOR HUMANITY not FOR BRITISH EMPIRE DIVIDE and RULE CLASS WAR.
FILM REVIEW of 'EXODUS' 1960:
Exodus (1960) vs. Death in Gaza (2004)
Jim2 May 2008
Exodus was a propaganda film and presented the Zionist view. It showed British duplicity and Jewish heroism. It did not present a balanced view.
The Jews speak of the Promised Land. They do not mention the Diaspora where God showed his displeasure.
The Zionists had been migrating back to Palestine before the holocaust. Militant Zionists had spoken provocatively of cleansing the Arabs. In 1948, Jewish militia did commit atrocities to terrorize Palestinians, and send them fleeing.
In 1945, Jews in Palestine were still a minority. Jewish leaders had the intention to create a Jewish state by seizing Palestinian land.
Note that the Balfour Declaration never intended to create a Jewish state. Palestinians (the majority then) were supposed to have rights of residency. Based on those demographics, a democratic Israel would have been a Palestinian-Jewish state.
After the 1948 war, Palestinian refugees were not allowed to return to their homes, contrary to international law and UN resolutions. Can there be peace?
Death in Gaza is a documentary about the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. The Israelis have advanced further since 1948. The Palestinians continue to resist. There is an atmosphere of violence and fear. Martyrdom has become a badge of honor.
James Miller is killed one night as he walked towards an Israeli APC. Ironically, a Bedouin soldier shot him. Miller is killed before he could film the Israeli POV.
The documentary should be seen as a postscript to Jewish hopes in 1945. There is no happy ending as long as Israel fails to behave in a moral and lawful manner.
KHAARTOUM_LETS_TALK - POLITICS and SILLINESS on BITCHUTE
KHAARTOUM_EAST - ETHNOMUSICOLOGY of EASTERN COMMERCIAL MEDIA
We take back Christmas from Big Business and Celebrate the Life of Jesus Christ. PEACE and INSPIRATION, FAMILY, FRIENDS and HUMANITY to YOU this CHRISTMAS. Let us have a capitalism free Christmas to remember our Humanity and The Days of Our Lives. [RE-UPLOAD - FIRST HAD NO SOUND? - SORRY ABOUT THAT]
KHAARTOUM SINGS and PLAYS ENGLISH SUBTITLED Turkish Ottoman style: 'YAKTILAR HALİMİMI' or 'THEY BURNED MY HALIM' plus made a bit of a video and added some ENGLISH SUBTITLES. The SONG has many QUALITIES of TURKISH MUSIC. It is a MELANCHOLIC TONE POEM of SAD POWERLESSNESS addressed to the SELF with a SENSE of SUFI ISLAM IDEOLOGY. The LAMENT is the FEUDAL CULTURE where INDIVIDUALS have FEW CHOICES and CONFORMITY is DEMANDED from ALL.
The METRE is 5/8 which is common to TURK, GREEK and PERSIAN music giving an 'UNSTABLE' IRREGULAR PULSE with LONG and SHORT PHRASE LENGTHS.
The LYRICS and LYRIC CONCEPT was DIFFICULT to get into ENGLISH!...I've done my best! The LYRICS are quite METAPHORICAL about not being able to LOVE who ONE LOVES and how the FEUDAL SOCIETY THREAT is there to be CARRIED OUT on ANY PERSON who intended to BREAK the FEUDAL RULES.
'THEY BURNED MY HALIM' is from the 'IŞIK DOǦDAN YÜKSELİR' ['LIGHT RISES IN THE EAST'] 1995 album by TURKISH SINGER/COMPOSER: SEZEN AKSU [b.1954]. The ALBUM was TURKEY'S FIRST HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL FUSION project RECORDING SEZEN AKSU'S IDIOMATICALLY WRITTEN popular music pieces resembling TURKISH FOLK IDIOM.
Interestingly enough, TURKISH PEOPLE often say that 'IŞIK DOǦDAN YÜKSELİR' is one of their LEAST FAVOURITE ALBUMS of SEZEN AKSU. AKSU'S FAN BASE tends to be EDUCATED CITY TURKS with some LEFT WING POLITICAL LEANINGS. SEZEN'S ALBUMS were often of a new SYNTHESIS of WEST-TURKISH POPULAR MUSIC which REVOLUTIONISED a lot of EUROPEAN POPULAR MUSIC. The 'LIGHT RISES IN THE EAST' is a MAGNIFICENT and UNIQUE PROJECT but one which carried the MORTAL SIN of CELEBRATING 'EASTERN CULTURE' and not the 'beloved' WESTERNISATION.
EASTERN MUSICS are often wrongly equated by EDUCATED CITY AUDIENCES as 'COUNTRYSIDE' or 'IGNORANT BUMPKIN' CULTURE. Being only two generations from the COUNTRYSIDE themselves, a lot of CITY PEOPLE feel deep FEAR of any CLUE of their not-so-long-ago RURAL FARMING LIFE, so 'IŞIK DOǦDAN YÜKSELİR', even in its SPLENDOUR , promotes something that CITY TURKS are often UNCOMFORTABLE with...So the ALBUM has become a 'FLOP' in TURKEY. However, as an INTRODUCTION to the BRILLIANCE that TURKS have with MUSIC, SEZEN AKSU'S 'IŞIK DOǦDAN YÜKSELİR' is probably the GREATEST GIFT a FOREIGN LISTENER could FIND to see the TRUE GENIUS of TURKISH MUSICIANS! Strange paradoxes of TURKEY!
The ARRANGING is an UNORTHODOX MIX of WESTERN ORCHESTRA mixed with TURKISH, EAST EUROPEAN, BULGARIAN, ARABIC, ARMENIAN and GREEK MUSICS. This was also the FIRST TIME that a HI-TECH EUROPEAN RECORDING STUDIO was used as a 'TOOL OF CREATION' too in combination with TOP ORCHESTRATORS.
A GREAT INTRODUCTION for FOREIGNERS for TURKISH MUSIC is that SEZEN AKSU album: 'THE SUN RISES IN THE EAST' or 'IŞIK DOǦDAN YÜKSELİR' has UNIQUE and BREATHTAKING STUDIO SONGS that could really ONLY EVER have been MIXED TOGETHER by the TRADITIONAL 'CULTURE-MIXERS', the TURKS, who DERIVE their CULTURAL HERITAGE from exactly from CULTURAL 'MELTING POT' to make a new culture...TURKEY! I hope you ENJOY my bit of fun with TURKEY'S MUSICAL DIVA: SEZEN AKSU!
Link to the FULL ALBUM 'THE SUN RISES IN THE EAST' or 'IŞIK DOǦDAN YÜKSELİR' by SEZEN AKSU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGId9GpIgbk
Original song by SEZEN AKSU: 'YAKTILAR HALİMİMI' or 'THEY BURNED MY HALIM'
PS Read more about SEZEN AKSU:
"The earth is an entity. If Humanity does not stop this destruction, cruelty and greed, the earth will destroy Man" Ekhart Tolle. I celebrate the upcoming birth of Jesus Chris with this new original song as my prayer. I use RT documentaries of victims of The West's electronic waste dumping in Ghana plus ship breaking in Bangladesh. These native uneducated peoples lose their lives and health for this dreadful work and the environment and planet suffers for this greed of a very few humans enslaving the many. I hope I look at these fatalities of the corporate capitalist gluttony as Prophet Jesus does. I have composed a reflective song for Christmas using minimal lyrics and a bare texture of just piano hollow fifth chords with a repeated Dhamak pattern on my Indian tabla. Let us pray for God's strength to overturn 'The Moneylenders from the Temple' and expose of Murdoch and BBC Media Disinformation to protect Elite Gluttony to free humanity, animals and the planet from this wasteful madness. Happy Christ Mass. K
Thank you to RT Documentaries for their noble work exposing corruption, crime and cruelty in the world.
'Toxic City' 250 Tons of Electronic Waste Annually Sent to Ghana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zahARHS2ahw
'Scrapped' The Deadly Business of Ship Breaking in Bangladesh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4cVGWTzKo8
Both 'Capitalism at its best...'
KHAARTOUM SINGS John Barry's BOND THEME for 'A VIEW TO A KILL' 007 film from 1985. Original performance DURAN DURAN
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KHAARTOUM SINGS ORIGINAL SONGS - some WHACKY, some SERIOUS - Or - Some EASTERN - Some WESTERN song COVER VERSIONS.